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Old 03-24-2010, 05:07 PM   #81
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I had a code p0369 and p0340 come up camshaft A & B after I replace one of them at same location you got, but the engine light still on. Which one is A & B. Does any one can help me out?
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:23 PM   #82
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I just did this, I found it was easiest to pull the sensor connector in and out with the left hand.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:52 PM   #83
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I was throwing codes P1519 and P0340 as well as a few misfire codes. Just changed my intake CPS, was easy as pie thanks to this great write up, I only had a 1-1/4 open ended wrench for the vanos solenoid but it did the trick. Seems to be running better with more torque after initial test drive. Now I gotta clear codes and see what comes back. Also does anyone know if theres a way to test the old CPS and verify that it was indeed bad?
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:47 PM   #84
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ok so after reading a couple years worth of psots about changing out the CPS sensor, here's my question,

What indications, or issues, did you notice to suspect that the sensor needed to be changed?
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:33 PM   #85
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ok so after reading a couple years worth of psots about changing out the CPS sensor, here's my question,

What indications, or issues, did you notice to suspect that the sensor needed to be changed?
The Check Engine Light came on. The car was very difficult to start, and ran horribly. (limp mode?) Pulled the code, and it indicated the Intake side was faulty. Replaced it with an original BMW sensor, and all is fine.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:03 AM   #86
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The Check Engine Light came on. The car was very difficult to start, and ran horribly. (limp mode?) Pulled the code, and it indicated the Intake side was faulty. Replaced it with an original BMW sensor, and all is fine.
Thanks, guess I don't have to worry bout it then.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:38 PM   #87
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Thanks, guess I don't have to worry bout it then.
You'll KNOW when you do!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:51 PM   #88
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I typed 12147539165 into AutohausAZ search box and it came back with 12141438081? Anyone know why?
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #89
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I typed 12147539165 into AutohausAZ search box and it came back with 12141438081? Anyone know why?
"Part number 12141438081 was superseded by part number 12147539165."
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:08 PM   #90
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Okay, mine's gotten bad enough that I really need to do this now.

Are there *any* aftermarket brands that are acceptable? What about a German brand like Meyle? My car is old and I may not have it much longer, plus I'm a total rookie mechanic, so I hate to pay more than I have to. But of course I will if it's truly necessary.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #91
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Okay, mine's gotten bad enough that I really need to do this now.

Are there *any* aftermarket brands that are acceptable? What about a German brand like Meyle? My car is old and I may not have it much longer, plus I'm a total rookie mechanic, so I hate to pay more than I have to. But of course I will if it's truly necessary.
the lowest i found was thru Amazon, and then AutohausAZ

http://www.amazon.com/Camshaft-Posit...1046389&sr=8-2

http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...er=12147539165
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:57 AM   #92
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You'll KNOW when you do!!
After reading this thread, I'm eager to perhaps replace both of my CPS sensors too.

Is there any gain to be had from replacing if you didn't get a SES code? Or do you really only need to relace if you get a code. Car has been sluggish as of late. Doing some preventive maintenance now. New air filter and cleaning the MAF has helped. Will do O2 sensors and fuel filter next. Just wondering if the CPS is something I should add to list.

Since we're onthe tpic, how about repalcing the VANOS solenoids? Worht it for imporved performance without getting a code?

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Old 08-16-2010, 01:57 PM   #93
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All sorted now! It takes about 3 minutes to do on the 2001 316i SE.

I've made a video. I'll post it later
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:16 AM   #94
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See #4 for the camshaft pulse generators.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:00 PM   #95
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Yes. One sensor for each camshaft.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:47 PM   #96
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Yes. One sensor for each camshaft.
This diy not applicable to the 2001 316i SE.

You need different parts. I'll post my DIY soon Thanks for everyones help!
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #97
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Here you go. Takes all of 2 mins. Only need an Allen key! Enjoy my little video
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:17 AM   #98
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i'm a total newb with my peake tool. i am getting code 15 followed by 12 on my 2000 328Ci. this seems to indicate table 15, code 12, which is "camshaft sensor, exhaust cam." am i reading the peake tool correctly? is this the same as the P0340 code, indicating i need to replace the CPS? am i missing something?? thanks
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:22 AM   #99
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Question, fellas... I went to the trouble to find a good used internet dealer, and I just got the part. Problem is, I think it's not OEM, which is the whole reason I got a used part to begin with.

Doesn't the OEM part have BMW on it somewhere? I guess it's possible it doesn't, but I'd think it definitely would. The part looks pretty new, so I don't think it would be a case of the logo being worn off.
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Question, fellas... I went to the trouble to find a good used internet dealer, and I just got the part. Problem is, I think it's not OEM, which is the whole reason I got a used part to begin with.

Doesn't the OEM part have BMW on it somewhere? I guess it's possible it doesn't, but I'd think it definitely would. The part looks pretty new, so I don't think it would be a case of the logo being worn off.
What do you mean "used" internet dealer? you dont mean to buy used parts, do you?

My only advice/input is that the CPS should be OEM and new. Aftermarket brands seem to fail quickly or do not function properly.

OE = Original equipment and will have a BMW stamp.

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer and will be stamped with the mfgs. logo. It means that it was made by the manufacturer that made the OE.

I bought two pre-cat O2 sensors and they are Bosch. They cost $65 each andwould be considered OEM. BMW OE O2 sensors are identical but cost almost $200 each!
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